Around 30 bodies found in migrant boat off the coast of Sicily

Rome - About 30 bodies have been found in a migrant boat stopped between Sicily and the North African coast, Italian news agencies reported Monday, citing the navy and coastguard.


The rescuers made the gruesome discovery when they boarded a fishing boat carrying around 590 refugees and migrants to evacuate those in most distress, including two pregnant women.


The immigrants apparently died of asphyxiation, the news agencies said. (AFP)